Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 24 April 2014


DFS brings T Galleria retail brand to refurbished Okinawa downtown store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

JAPAN. The rebranding continues the global roll-out of T Galleria by DFS and celebrates the tenth anniversary of the newly renovated downtown store.

HMSHost celebrates Earth Day by planting 10,000 trees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

USA. The global restaurateur launched a social media campaign that promised to plant as many trees as the amount of new ‘likes’ and ‘follows’ it received online.

Klia2 certified fit for use as open day for public announced for 27 April

Source: Bernama; ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has obtained the long awaited Certificate of Completion and Compliance for klia2, which will host a public preview on 27 April.

Leadership changes at Lotte Duty Free as Hong-Kyun Lee takes top role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Former Lotte Duty Free CEO Won-Joon Lee is replaced by Hong-Kyun Lee in group reshuffle. UPDATED STORY

Auckland Airport reveals duty free tender timeline as interest builds

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland International will release tender documents for its duty free concessions in July with a probable bid deadline of late September.

Heathrow reveals Slipstream sculpture as centrepiece of new T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

UK. Heathrow Airport today unveiled Slipstream, by renowned British artist Richard Wilson, at the heart of the new Terminal 2, which opens in June.

Mäurer & Wirtz opens 4711 shop-in-shop at Cologne Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

The 100sq m shop-in-shop at Cologne Airport Terminal 1 marks the “first and very important step” in the company’s ambition to grow its travel retail presence.

New speakers named for FAB 2014 as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. A strong speakers’ line-up is taking shape for the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards, which take place in Copenhagen on 9-11 June. The event, which showcases the best in travel-related food & beverage worldwide, is hosted by Copenhagen Airports and organised by The Moodie Report.

Samsonite opens first stand-alone store at Kuala Lumpur International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

Leading luggage brand Samsonite makes its debut at Kuala Lumpur International Airport with a stand-alone boutique operated by The ZON Duty Free.

SSP captures seven-year contract at Athens International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

GREECE. Leading travel food specialist SSP has captured a seven-year contract to run nine outlets at Athens International Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.

Tirana Airport seeks interest in retail, F&B and lounge concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

ALBANIA. The airport is seeking interest from operators for five speciality retail outlets, four food & beverage units and a business lounge.

Cochin Airport plots ambitious duty free expansion at new terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

INDIA. Cochin International Airport Ltd has pledged an impressive commercial offer, including 40,000sq ft of duty free space, at its new international terminal.

Estée Lauder creates Advanced Night Repair store at Beijing Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

CHINA. Estée Lauder has created an Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II concept store at Beijing Capital International Airport T3.

Nice Airport enhances offer with new brands and pop-up shops

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has unveiled a number of new-season innovations at Nice Airport, ahead of its ambitious two-terminal overhaul.

Nuance and Victoria’s Secret open new boutique at Toronto Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

CANADA. Nuance has opened a new boutique at Toronto Pearson International Airport in partnership with leading lingerie and beauty brand Victoria’s Secret.

Westfield appoints Joe Waller to senior business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

USA. Westfield has named Joe Waller as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Leasing within its growing Airports division.

Abu Dhabi International posts double-digit surge in Q1 traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi International posted a +15.1% year-on-year surge in traffic during Q1, with Manila, Bangkok, Jeddah, Doha and London the top destinations.

Dual retailer model deters DFS from bidding for Macau concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport's duty free tender seems certain to attract bids from many industry giants. But DFS Group won't be among them.

Strong Chinese growth helps drive Sydney Airport traffic in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

AUSTRALIA. Surging growth in Chinese passengers helped Sydney Airport’s international traffic to climb by +4.9% year-on-year in the first quarter.

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards (9-11 June).

Beirut Duty Free opens new fragrances & cosmetics store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

LEBANON. Beirut Duty Free has opened a new beauty store at Beirut International, featuring improved merchandising for brands in an upscale environment.

Delhi Duty Free sales to grow by double digits in 2014, says ARI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INDIA. Sales at Delhi Duty Free are forecast to grow by at least +12% year-on-year in 2014 to “well in excess of €100 million”, according to ARI.

Heinemann Duty Free upgrades retail at Cologne Bonn Airport Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free has reopened its main store at Cologne Bonn Airport Terminal 1 as a walk-through following a major investment.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Spotlight on the best of social and digital media

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. The industry’s only weekly magazine profiles the winners of The Moodies 2014 awards for social, digital and mobile media.

All set for tender take-off as Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UAE. As Expressions of Interest are called for the duty free operation at Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal, VP Commercial Gavin McKechnie outlines the opportunities.

Areas opens latest Starbucks outlet amid Madrid-Barajas investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

SPAIN. Starbucks has opened a new coffee shop at Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4 in collaboration with leading retail and F&B services company Areas.

Hermès partners DFS in exclusive launch of Heure-H Rouge Casaque

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

The limited edition collection of red-strapped watches from Hermès is now available exclusively at DFS’s airport stores and downtown Gallerias.

LS travel retail launches Aelia Duty Free and Link at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific launched Aelia Duty Free and Link in the Australian market with an official opening at Adelaide Airport on 16 April.

SSP makes board appointments; declines comment on flotation reports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UK. The company has confirmed three board appointments but declines to comment on media speculation that it is preparing to launch an IPO

Delhi Duty Free Services sponsors Delhi Daredevils cricket team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

INDIA. The partnership begins with several in-store activities this week and will continue with a big brand presence across the team’s kit and stadium.

Second airport for Sydney is approved; work to begin in 2016

Source: The Moodie Report; Australian Financial Review - 15/04/14

AUSTRALIA. The government today approved the building of a second international airport for Sydney, with completion expected by the mid-2020s.

Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free EOI for Midfield Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

UAE. The airports company has begun its keenly anticipated commercial build up for the new facility with the launch of its duty free Expressions of Interest process.

Copenhagen Airport set to open first B&O Play store in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport is to open the first airport store dedicated to Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play brand, as well as extending its luxury portfolio.

Delhi Airport opens third outlet for Happily Unmarried brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. Lifestyle and gifting brand Happily Unmarried has opened its third outlet at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3.

Delhi Duty Free opens Victoria’s Secret and Armani Jeans at Delhi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. The Delhi Duty Free joint venture has opened the first Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Delhi T3, in addition to an Armani Jeans outlet.

DFS Group delivers stunning fragrance showcase in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

ABU DHABI. The inaugural Masters of Fragrances event, and the groundbreaking Fragrances by DFS boutique, were both unveiled in Abu Dhabi last week.

Munich Airport posts record passenger traffic in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

GERMANY. Munich Airport posted record passenger traffic in Q1 2014, with the figure of 8.5 million a marginal increase on the same period in 2013.

Reuters touts ‘US$1.6 billion’ Sunrise Duty Free as Beijing decision awaited

Source: Reuters, The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

CHINA. A Reuters article, published last week, gives a fascinating insight into the mid-2011 purchase of a controlling stake in privately held Sunrise Duty Free.

Summer start planned for Kansai and Osaka airport privatisation

Source: Nikkei Report; Kyodo News; The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

JAPAN. State-owned New Kansai International Airport Co is expected to auction 40-45 year management concessions for the airports this summer.

China and Taiwan markets drive passenger volumes in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

HONG KONG. March passenger volumes at Hong Kong International climbed by +2.9% year-on-year, with Mainland China and Taiwan the biggest growth markets.

Heinemann spotlights premium Mouton Cadet range in Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Heinemann Asia Pacific have launched a promotion highlighting the Reserve Mouton Cadet range at Singapore Changi Airport.

Montréal Trudeau opening marks next step in Vino Volo expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Wine specialist Vino Volo has opened its first outlet at a dedicated international terminal, at Montréal Trudeau, as part of the airport's wider commercial expansion.

Heathrow traffic dips; Dubai poised to take its number one status

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. "The UK will soon no longer have the world’s number one airport for international traffic." Heathrow Airport admits Dubai's surging growth will soon overtake it.

Macau International Airport opts for two-operator model as it issues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport issues a request for proposals for its duty free concession, opting to select two bidders rather than one. The incumbent is King Power Group (HK).

Newcastle Airport completes first stage in £14 million transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. Newcastle Airport has completed the first phase in its £14 million airside departures upgrade, featuring new food & beverage and lounges.

Capi counts down to launch of Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

The Galaxy S5, regarded as Samsung’s flagship smartphone, will be available together with Gear smartwatches at all Capi locations from 11 April.

Copenhagen Airport posts record passenger traffic for March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport handled 1.98 million passengers in March, a rise of +4.8% year-on-year and a new traffic record for the month.

DFS and Abu Dhabi Airports open major new fragrances boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UAE. A fragrance line-up with a difference is now on offer to shoppers at Abu Dhabi International Airport following the formal opening of a major new DFS boutique.

DFS unveils Masters of Fragrances and new flagship store in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport is the venue for DFS Group’s inaugural Masters of Fragrances and the retailer’s new Fragrances by DFS airport boutique.

Egyptair Duty Free Shops win Hurghada T2 duty free auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

EGYPT. Egyptair Duty Free Shops has captured the duty free concession at Hurghada International Airport's new T2, following a competitive auction today.